Forward Controls Design is a big fan of the A2 flash suppressor / compensator (compensator is the Army TM 9-1005-319-23&P, Air Force TO 11W3-5-5-42, Navy SW370-BU-MMI-010 designation). It is inexpensive, and does a decent job of what is asked of it. The market went through a phase of expensive and fancy brakes and comps; all of them have worked well but we know they are not practical for defense/duty ARs. The flash, noise, and concussion they produce are the result and byproduct of reducing the felt recoil (brakes) and keeping the muzzle down (comps).
Precision machined from solid bar stock and black nitrided, it is probably the finest A2 style comp/flash suppressor ever made. Its 3 and 9 o'clock ports are 25% smaller (shorter and narrower) than the other upward facing ports so that more gas is vented through these 3 larger, upward facing ports, it is a better compensator than the A2, its flash suppression is equal to that of an A2. 6315 is compatible with M16 BFA and A2 mounted sound suppressors.
Since we now have more room in front of the 3 and 9 o'clock ports, we incorporated wire cutter alignment notches ahead of these ports. The wire cutter notches will probably earn Forward Controls Design some flak and endless ribbing about having to cut wires at the range while punching holes on paper, but Forward Controls Design always design combat features into their products. They are there; you don't have to use them. :)
6315 is a light and short muzzle device that, like the A2, does everything it is tasked to do well. Its A2 dimensions do place some limitations. If it were longer, it would be an even better flash suppressor. If it had a larger diameter, and its ports were shaped differently, it would be an even better compensator, but a single purpose device is not the design objective. 6315 is a blended capability muzzle device that is both a flash suppressor and a compensator, and does its job without undue noise and concussion.
The number 63 in its name pays homage to the Stoner 63 light machine gun, the shape of its ports draws heavily from the Stoner 63 LMG's flash suppressor design.
Be considerate to fellow shooters next to you, use a flash suppressor. For every 6315 Forward Controls Design sells, they will donate a portion of the profit to President Trump's 2020 re-election campaign. Flash suppressors are evil and scary, and "nobody needs it for hunting." But really, your shooting buddies will enjoy shooting next to you much more once you replace the brake or comp with something that will not remind them of their days in field artillery, that it also agitates the snowflakes is priceless. A crush washer is included. Proudly designed and made in the USA.
- Caliber: 5.56X45mm / .223
- Finish: black nitrided
- Dimensions: A2 birdcage
- Thread: 1/2-28 UNEF R/H
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